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Meerkat Maantuig (2017)

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Gideonette, a timid and visionary girl, lives with her parents in a small town. Her dad Gideon, battles daily to allay her fears about the curse of the Gideon de La Reys. Throughout their ... See full summary »

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Hanneke Schutte

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Hanneke Schutte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anchen du Plessis Anchen du Plessis ... Gideonette De La Rey
Rika Sennett Rika Sennett ... Ouma Koekie
Pierre van Pletzen Pierre van Pletzen ... Oupa Willem
Themba Ntuli Themba Ntuli ... Bhubesi
Hanlé Barnard Hanlé Barnard ... Mathilda Johanna De La Rey
Drikus Volschenk ... Gideon De La Rey
Doctor Khasu-Nkatlo Doctor Khasu-Nkatlo ... Liena
Deborah Lettner ... Skinder Tannie 1
Kylie Grové Kylie Grové ... Skinder Tannie 2
Karin van der Laag ... Skinder Tannie 3
Annelisa Weiland Annelisa Weiland ... Skinder Tannie 4
Liam Bosman Liam Bosman ... Ben van der Walt
Jacolien Krugel Jacolien Krugel ... Meisie
Daniah De Villiers Daniah De Villiers ... Meisie Verteller
Robin de Bruyn Robin de Bruyn ... Trixie
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Gideonette, a timid and visionary girl, lives with her parents in a small town. Her dad Gideon, battles daily to allay her fears about the curse of the Gideon de La Reys. Throughout their family history every Gideon de La Rey died in a freak accident at a young age. In order to prove everyone wrong, Gideon named his daughter - Gideonette. Although Gideonette has had to endure endless teasing about the curse, her dad has tried to convince her that they'll both grow old. When he suddenly dies, her worst fears are realized and she retreats into a dark world where her imagination runs wild. Realising that Gideonette needs to get away from the curse her mom sends her to her grandparents. Here Gideonette meets Bhubesi, a deaf boy who's 'training' to become an astronaut. While her grandfather builds Bhubesi a Moonship, the brave boy wins her trust and they embark on a curious journey of wordless friendship that helps her to realise she can't hide from death. When fate hands her a final blow ...

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Meerkat Moonship See more »

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The Film Factory See more »
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In the monthly season of December 2017, "Meerkat Maantuig" was awarded Best Women's Film in Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, in India. See more »

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